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Saturday is Farmers Market Harvest Fest

Posted: Monday, Oct 8th, 2012

Kelly Knispel is shown spinning wool on her sheep farm near Groton. She is operates the Dakota Carding and Wool Co., and will demonstrate carding and spinning at the Farmers Market Harvest Fest on Saturday. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Huron Farmers market will host its second annual Harvest Fest from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The market will run as usual, with vendors selling melons, pumpkins, onions, potatoes, peppers, squash, beets, baked goods, jams, jellies, farm fresh eggs, and much more.

Donít Spill the Beans will offer flavored coffees, and cooking demonstration will be presented by Shauna Nichols, who will be making her delicious tortillas. She will have some to sell as well.

Jarred Hannish from Hannish farms will bring all natural, pasture-raised meats for sale, including beef, lamb, pork and chicken. These meats are all USDA processed and approved, and this will be a good time to stock up for the winter.†

Darla Gay will be showing knitting and weaving techniques

Kelly Knispel, sheep farmer and owner of Dakota Carding and Wool Co. of Groton, will demonstrate wool carding and spinning. She makes an assortment of items which she will be offering for sale.

Shirley and Kara Testerman will be demonstrating pumpkin paintings as well as selling pumpkins that are already decorated and looking for a new home.

Wolsey First Baptist Church will present a puppet show at 11 a.m., so bring the kids for a fun time.

Starting at 9 a.m. Glenda Oakley will hold a seminar on selecting tomato verities, and how to prepare the soil for growing better tomatoes. At 10 a.m. she will discuss diseases and bugs on tomatoes and conditions during the growing season, and at 11 a.m. she will show how to do straw bale gardening.

All of these sessions will be held inside the former Beadle County Extension Building, just watch for the signs.

Guitar students of Barb Valer will be performing through out the morning. Be sure and stop to listen and show your support for their efforts..

Putters and Scoops will have a booth featuring SDSU ice cream, and Ruby Schmidt ďthe Bread LadyĒ will be at her spot. She has been recuperating from an accident. Even though she is unable to do any bread baking at this time, she would enjoy visiting with those attending.

Each vendor will have its own games and prizes for everyone. Everyone is invited to attend!

For the complete article see the 10-07-2012 issue.

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